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Utilization of Energy Capacitor Systems in Power Distribution Networks with Renewable Energy Sources

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Author(s): Yaser Soliman Qudaih | Takashi Hiyama

Journal: Journal of Electromagnetic Analysis and Applications
ISSN 1942-0730

Volume: 02;
Issue: 04;
Start page: 244;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Energy capacitor system | Load following operation | Multi agents | Distributed Generation

ABSTRACT
The impact of power fluctuation caused by renewable sources is highly negative. This article discusses the idea of an energy capacitor system (ECS) which regulates the power balance in a distribution system based on Multi-Agent System (MAS). Energy Capacitor system as a storage device plays the main role to control the system’s power quality by absorbing the fluctuations. Load Following Operation (LFO) process and coordination control scheme between the ECS and diesel generator have been introduced. Results show the efficient utilization of the ECS based on a special index defined in this paper to evaluate the power fluctuations in the distribution system. The results also show the useful implementation of the control scheme by revealing the capability of keeping the ECS stored energy in the specified range.
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